Questions about modifying a design

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Post by catbert »

I would like to make the Tango but would like to adjust it to make it offshore longdistance. how might I do this?

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Post by JimD »

Start by reading The Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat by John Vigor. And if you want to live to tell of your off shore experiences think worst case senario. Is there a stability curve available for Tango? What's going to happen if she gets knocked down more than 90 degrees? If she gets slammed by tons of crushing green water by a large breaking wave? When the sails and rigging get hammered by 60 knot winds? Maybe you could beef up a Tango enough but she's designed as a relatively light weight centerboarder. I'd be looking at a different boat.

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